Hello, I cannot understand system of the Orient on surface tool in any way. In the document a red object which needs to be placed on a square. As I do not try - an object cannot correctly be imposed on a square in any way (the end up). Try…1.3dm (171.5 KB)
No answer for you sorry as I do not use that command but I do orient objects on objects a lot and use this tool nearly every day.
You might find it of interest.
I’v added a circle under & centered to the small object,as a center help guide to snap on when asked.
- select the oriented object, snap to the center on the guid circle; hold shift and click torword any direction (at this case the direction does not matter).
- At the popup window, for now keep as is and click OK
- select the wanted face of the cube, to be oriented on, if a duplication of the oriented object is needed, click copy=Y at the command bar options, do that before positioning of the oriented object.
- orient you object on the wanted surface.
I’v attached your file back with a sample.
Hope this was helpful
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sochin, Gil_K, thanks!
I had a problem that it is necessary to choose an object, to specify points in a certain window (top, perspective, front, right), but not in any.
Hi Modler3d - the when you pick the points for orienting, the current CPlane Z is what gets mapped to the surface normal.
Hi Pascal, if I specify the second point in the direction x or y - is also correctly adjusted on normal.
Hi M3d - I am not sure I follow, but, the first point you pick is the one that determines the normal - what ever CPlane is active for the first point will be the one that determines how the object is mapped onto the target surface - that is, the relation of the CPlane Z and the object is reproduced as the relation between the target surface normal and the object. I do not know if that clarifies anything at all, I’m not yet clear about what the problem is, I’m afraid.
There is no problem… Just I only approximately understand work of the second point.